A rarity within the road system of
Simultaneously, the motorist, jogger and little girl all approach the roundabout, with its 4 yield signs and circular road wrapped around the central circle planted with shrubs and a single tree. Seemingly confused by the oddity of the roundabout, the motorist comes to a complete and prolonged stop, checking a endless number of directions due to the lack of definite sides within the circle. Similarly, the jogger reaches the roundabout moments after the car, at the same yield sign and is forced to stop her rhythm and wait on the decision of the motorist. The motorist, already confounded by the unknown procedure of the road, is given yet another consideration in his decision making as the little girl rushes out to play in the center around the tree. So it stands, that in a matter of moments, a quiet roundabout comes to a standstill as the laws of the road, the common sense of a jogger and the innocent curiosity and vitality of a young girl all combine to present a situation totally out of the ordinary.
The motorist, now an intricate part of this ballet, is no doubt leaving church and driving down this quiet road on his way towards
How interesting it is that a simple mechanism such as a roundabout, meant only to regulate car traffic at an intersection can come to serve not only its intended purpose, but also facilitate the exercise and adventure of people as well. It takes the human element of choice/consequence to transform the object into an interaction, into a theatre of human drama.